Bayer CropScience announced the continuation of its program to protect the bee population during the current planting season on Tuesday.
The company’s third-year CARE program recognizes the important role bees play in pollinating crops and urges cooperation between growers and beekeepers. In the U.S. alone, bees pollinate $15 billion worth of crops every year.
"Growers are among the greatest stewards of our environment, and Bayer CropScience supports them as they take CARE to produce the food, fuel and fiber needed for our growing world population," Bayer CropScience SeedGrowth Strategic Business Lead Kevin Adam said. "It's our mission to help our fields and communities thrive in order to meet this challenge, and bees play a vital role in helping farmers establish a healthy harvest in a sustainable manner."
CARE encourages communications between beekeepers and pollinators and encourages growers to minimize the environmental impact of planting and crop health by following label instructions, using accepted practices in applying seed treatments and through proper product storage and disposal.
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